Showdown (The Isley Brothers album)

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Showdown
Isley brothers Showdown album.jpg
Studio album by The Isley Brothers
Released April 22, 1978
Recorded 1978
Studio Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Genre Soul, Funk
Length 41:50
Label T-Neck Records
Producer The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers chronology
Go for Your Guns
(1977)Go for Your Guns1977
Showdown
(1978)
Timeless
(1978)Timeless1978

Showdown is the sixteenth album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint in April 22, 1978.

The album was remastered and expanded for inclusion in the 2015 released CD box set The RCA Victor & T-Neck Album Masters, 1959-1983.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B [2]

Spawning the #1 funk/disco hit, "Take Me to the Next Phase" and the top 20 R&B slower, "Groove With You", the album became another platinum album for the Isleys. Though not released as a single, the smooth funk jam "Coolin' Me Out" was also a hit.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley and Ronald Isley.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Showdown (Part 1 & 2)" 5:25
2. "Groove with You" 4:52
3. "Ain't Givin' Up No Love" 4:42
4. "Rockin' with Fire (Part 1 & 2)" 5:57
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1 & 2)" 5:10
6. "Coolin' Me Out (Part 1 & 2)" 6:03
7. "Fun and Games" 4:41
8. "Love Fever (Part 1 & 2)" 5:00

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 4
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US
R&B
1978 "Take Me to the Next Phase" 1
"Groove with You" 16

Samples & Covers[edit]

  • Warren G sampled "Coolin' Me Out" on his song "Smokin' Me Out" on his album Take a Look Over Your Shoulder in 1997.
  • Chapter Four (R&B band) sampled and interpolated "Groove With You" on their song "Fool With You" on their self-titled hit single and music video in 2006.
  • Isaac 2 Isaac also sampled "Groove With You" on their song "Ol' Skool" on the Russell Simmons' Def Jam soundtrack album compilation The Show in 1995.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. The Isley Brothers: Showdown > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ a b "The Isley Brothers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "The Isley Brothers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-03.